Google currently enforces an age limit in the U.S of 13 years old on their services. But reportedly, they’re going to offer the younger population to sign up for a YouTube account in a child safe version of the website according to a report by The Information on Monday.
This means that Google will ask users to input their age when signing up for an account and will also give parents the ability to monitor their childrens activity accross Google services.
Many children are already accessing Google’s services though fake accounts or those of their parents, so this seems to be a bid to help regulate this kind of useage for their underage population. Being a common topic amongst those with young children, internet privacy and monitoring is something that has been thrust into the limelight in todays age of techonology.
Mashable was able to get in contact with a Google spokesperson regarding this new feature and their answer was fairly simple “We don’t comment on rumor or speculation” and unfortuantely we don’t have any more information to report yet on this topic.
What do you think of this venture? Is this something that you’d want to utilize for your children, siblings or relatives?
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